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Budget update for AC Transit. things are not looking good.
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RM 3 got passed with only two counties voting it down. Contra Costa and Solano. Both not surprising. From the courts its seems Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court was decided by the supreme court which may disrupt the gig economy, classifying them as employees. Doubt it'll change anything though.
AC Transit's plan for completely moving to electric by 2040.
Consider receiving a report on the Line 51 Corridor Delay Reduction and Sustainability Project
Post improvement 51A and 51B evaluation. There was improvement but not as muchas they would've liked.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-19-18 MTAB Item 11 Traffic Modifications - 8th Avenue Neighborway
Not transit related but its noteworthy to see what SFMTA does for streets that don't run buses.
Staff Report PDF
6-19-18 MTAB Item 12 TNC and PTV Tax
So there might be a tax on TNCs? I don't know how, I thought that they were restricted from doing a tax by the state. unless this is just on the employees.
Report PDF
6-19-18 MTAB Item 13 Public Outreach and Engagement Report
SFMTA's work on outreach and engagement. They don't seem to be changing anything. But yikes constituents seem a bit mean and what most concerning in this era is how much people enjoy being uninformed and then being angry they weren't informed and it affected them.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-19-18 MTAB Item 13 Public Outreach and Engagement Report
Slide Presentation PDF
6-20-18 FAC Item 8 Schaller Taxi Industry Report
SFMTA is review what they can do for the Taxi industry.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-27-18 EMSC Item 7 Pedestrian Push Button Signals
I wish they pointed out which pedestrian signals were recall run. So I could stop looking like an idiot pressing a placebo button.
Slide Presentation PDF
6-27-18 EMSC Item 8 Muni Metro Station Enhancements
SFMTA appears to be getting into redoing their stations.
18-0418 05 Handout Election Result Web Update Council2.pdf
Election Update (15 minutes) Update on the election results in regards to Regional Measure 3 and Proposition...
Went about exactly as one would expect. Those that don't need the state bridges and Alameda county voted for it and everyone else against.
18-0559 Hyperlink
Report on General Assembly
What is ABAG about?


Bike share is booming
Getting Around Sacramento

I had a mindset for the last three weeks that the problem with the JUMP system was that bikes were not being used because they were not being charged and re-balanced. But my observations this weekend...

In Transit, Inefficiency is Exclusion
Human Transit

That’s the real title of my piece in Citylab today.  Read it here.The post In Transit, Inefficiency is Exclusion appeared first on Human Transit....

Advocates React to London Breed’s Election
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

It was a tough race, but yesterday candidate Mark Leno finally conceded to London Breed. “As mayor, I will create more housing and help those struggling with homelessness, drug addiction,...

Guest Commentary: Tips for a Tunnel Shutdown
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

The needs of transit riders must come first during the Twin Peaks tunnel summer shutdown...

Twin Peaks Tunnel, Pride, Scooters and Socialism
Muni Streetsblog San Francisco

Sunday is San Francisco’s Pride Parade on Market Street. This is also the last weekend before the summer closure of the Twin Peaks tunnel, so there are a few transportation items to track, so...

Ridesharing Versus Public Transit
The American Prospect

How Uber and Lyft tend to widen disparities of race and class in urban transportation systems

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

In communities across the country, the billionaire conservatives are waging a sophisticated fight against new rail projects and bus routes.